23 May 2020

Sister Dear - Book Review

Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon
Publication date: May 26, 2020
Pages: 384 pages
Genre: Thriller, Contemporary fiction
Rating: 3.5/5 stars ✰✰✰✰
Strengths: Plot, misdirection, characters
Weaknesses: Would have liked a happier ending, but then it wouldn't have been the same book!

This one definitely surprised me! Based on the summary, I completely expected the villain to be a different character. I'm afraid to say much more because I don't want to give away the twist.

To summarize the general story, the main character, Eleanor, loses the dad she's known her whole life to cancer. She's never been at all close to her mom or sister, and she suddenly finds out she may be related to a completely different family. Feeling all alone since losing her closest family members, she wants to explore who these other people are, and imagine how her life might have been different. Her plan develops beautifully, and she is suddenly spending time with others and having more friends than ever before in her life, even if some of the relationships may involve a few un-truths.

The style of this book is charmingly conversational. I could really imagine Eleanor's emotions through her successes and failures. Overall, I'd give this 3.5 out of 5 stars. I'd recommend this book as a fun read for anyone who enjoys great female characters or psychological thrillers.

Thank you to Netgalley for my advance copy of this book. Receiving the book for free did not influence my review. 


Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

Hi Becki,

I see that there have been some quite mixed reviews about this book, but I really quite like the sound of both this, and the other books by the same author, who is a new name to me.

I quite enjoy slow burning storylines, so long as the narrative and dialogue make the journey worthwhile and it sounds as though Eleanor really does have revenge on her mind!

Nice review, thanks for sharing, adding it to my list!

Yvonne :)

Yvonne said...

This sounds like my kind of book. I'll have to add it to my list.